Going to museums in the U.K. can be a lot of fun both for you and your family. Here are some of the best museums around in no particular order.
The British Museum is one of the oldest museums in the world. It has a huge collection though only some of it is shown to the public at any given time. There are actually millions of objects that the museum has access to though.
This means that it’s often a good idea to visit the museum more than once since each trip could theoretically be an entirely new and different experience. Examples of exhibits here include the Ruddock Gallery that shows objects that appeared from AD 200 to AD 1100 which include holy yew staffs, Anglo Saxon helmets, and so on.
National Railway Museum
This museum is in York and it shows the rail support system of Britain and its history, including how it has affected society. The museum has won a number of awards including the European Museum of the Year award which occurred in 2001. You can see a lot of the different railway vehicles here as well if you so choose.
National Media Museum
This museum is in Bradford in West Yorkshire. There are seven different floors that show different media exhibits including for the Internet, for video games, for animation and so on. Each is also connected to the science behind the particular media. There’s also an IMAX screen here and the museum additionally hosts two film festivals every year.
The London Science Museum
This museum houses a number of different science events and exhibits. For example, there’s the IMAX experience for Interstellar. There’s a dogs in space exhibit. There’s a Mysteries of the Unseen World exhibit which reveals creatures and other events you never knew anything about before. The Museum is in London.
Museum of Science and Industry
This is a museum in Manchester that shows how science and technology developed. You can see a lot of displays here involving different vehicles such as for airplanes, locomotives, automobiles and so on. You can also see many different power displays like those that run on steam or gas engines. The museum also has an extensive computing section.
The Charles Dickens Museum
This museum in London has the most material about Charles Dickens in the world. You can come here to see rare versions of Dickens work, but also paintings and photos as well as other important objects in his life. The place is at 48 Doughty Street in London and it’s been fully restored. The house housed both of his oldest daughters for their births, and it was the place where he wrote important novels like Oliver Twist.
Museum of London
This museum has special London specific exhibits such as the one about Sherlock Holmes called “The Man Who Never Lived and Will Never Die.” The museum is great for curious Londoners.